You may have guessed it already… it’s inspired by shakshuka. As an aside, yes, I had an old recipe for shakshuka but it needs improvement especially in the photo department so I’ll have to redo and republish it.
Okay, so… inspired by shakshuka. That means cooking the stew in a pan, creating indentations in the stew large enough to contain whole eggs and then dropping the eggs into those spaces. They stay there just long enough for the whites to get cooked through while the yolks are still runny.
Why not just fry the eggs separately? Well, why soil two pans when one will do? Besides, the rendered pork fat makes the eggs even more delicious.
Because this is meant to be a fast-cooking dish, ground pork is used. It has to be fully cooked before you add the eggs. You’ll know the adobo is ready for the eggs when the sauce has been soaked up by the meat and the only liquid in the pan is rendered fat. Use the bottom of a ladle to create pools of fat that is free from solids.
Drop a raw egg into each pool of fat and wait until the whites are opaque while the yolks are still very soft.
Garnish with scallions and serve.
Prepare bowls of rice. Use a ladle to scoop out portions of the adobo without breaking the eggs. Lay a portion into each rice bowl and happy eating.
Ground pork adobo and egg rice bowl
- Set a frying pan on the stove over medium-high heat.
- Spread the ground pork in the pan and cook without disturbing for a few minutes. Stir and continue cooking until no longer pink.
- Add the garlic, black pepper, oregano and bay leaf. Cook, stirring often, until the meat is starting to brown.
- Stir in the soy sauce and vinegar.
- Lower the heat to medium and cook the adobo, uncovered, until the soy sauce and vinegar have been soaked up and fat has been rendered.
- Taste and add more soy sauce or vinegar, or both, as needed. Cook until the added liquids have been soaked up by the meat.
- Discard the bay leaf (and oregano stems, if any).
- Create three indentations in the adobo using the bottom of a ladle or the back of a large spoon.
- Lower en egg into each of the indentations and leave to cook until the whites are fully set.
- Sprinkle scallions over the adobo and eggs.
- Scoop rice into bowls and ladle ground pork adobo and egg on top.